Current Research and Scholarly Interests
We seek to understand the mechanisms responsible for the resistance of solid tumors to cancer therapies and to develop strategies to overcome these resistances. The main project is
We are investigating the role of bone marrow derived cells in restoring the tumor vasculature after radiotherapy (which destroys local angiogenesis). This process is known as vasculogenesis. In particular we seek to improve tumor cure rates by radiotherapy by inhibiting the repair of the tumor vasculature in GBM by circulating cells following radiation to the tumors by selective inhibition of the chemokine pathway(s) responsive for the mobilization and capture in the tumor of the circulating proangiogenic cells.